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Slovaks unsure about EU constitution

A TOTAL of 51 percent of Slovaks are not able to judge the advantages and disadvantages of the European constitutional treaty, according to a poll carried out by RCA Research, the TASR news wire reported.

Nearly a third of Slovaks consider the treaty an asset while 17 percent consider it disadvantageous. In the poll, 54 percent said that there should have been a referendum on the treaty in Slovakia while 25 percent approve of parliament passing the treaty.

The poll also asked people to evaluate Slovakia's EU membership. A total of 40 percent of respondents think that EU membership has been beneficial for Slovakia, while 37.6 percent think EU membership has neither been an asset nor a loss.

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Keep your passport at hand on your trip to Austria

There are no internal border controls on the Austrian-Slovak border. Yet, the Austrian police check cars and buses heading to Slovakia.

Slovak police checking cars at the border crossing in Berg, Austria.

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She competed in the Alpine Combined Slalom for the first time.

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Two anniversaries, one enduring relationship

Countless Slovaks and Americans continue to cultivate and renew the strong bonds of friendship between the US and Slovakia through cooperation in the business, technological, cultural, and educational spheres.

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Bratislava ice stadium will require €2 million

At the same time, its tenant, ice hockey club Slovan, owes some €1 million in rent.

The Ondrej Nepela ice-hockey stadium during 2011 ice hockey world championship.